Catania: Mount Etna Day Trip with Tasting and Cave Trip

Catania: Mount Etna Day Trip with Tasting and Cave Trip

From $66.59 per person

Explore Mount Etna on a guided day trip, either privately or on a shared, small-group experience. Try some local delicacies, investigate Etna’s lava flow caves, and enjoy roundtrip transportation.

About this tour

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, French
Pickup included
From any accommodation in Catania
Private or small groups available

The Original experience

Itinerary
4 hours
  • Catania

  • 1 hour
  • Mount Etna

  • Walk, free time, wine tasting, visit

  • 1 hour
  • Catania

Pickup included
Main stop
Transfer stop
Highlights
  • Benefit from a professional local guide who will accompany your group
  • Enjoy air-conditioned pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Catania
  • Explore Mount Etna at 2000 meters up, including a guided trek around its craters, landscape, and lava flow cave
  • Try some Sicilian local delicacies — "cantucci" biscuits and "zibibbo" wine
  • Choose from a small-group or private guided experience in a choice of languages
Full description
Enjoy an adventurous day trip to Mount Etna, including handy roundtrip transfers from Catania. Best of all, customize your tour according to your needs, choosing from either a private or small-group experience in a choice of languages. Explore the volcano’s ancient craters, a lava flow cave, and try some local produce, while taking in some breathtaking panoramic views along the way. Start your day with a pick-up from your Catania accommodation in an air-conditioned 4x4 or minivan. Digest some fun facts about the volcano from your professional guide as you drive 2000 meters up. Hear about everything from the volcano’s natural resources, memorable landscapes, and flora, to lava flows that have swallowed roads and buildings in past spurts of activity. Once you reach 2000 meters up, take a guided walk around the ancient craters, recent lava flows, and other-worldly landscape. Rest easy as the trek is an easy one, suitable for both families with younger children and older family members. Try a mini-sampling of Sicilian delicacies during the trek, with some "cantucci" biscuits and "zibibbo" wine both up for tasting. After a short break, head to your next stop — a lava flow cave. Using a helmet and flashlight, you’ll discover the cave’s origins and stand-out features in ample time with your guide. Your last stop is a panoramic viewpoint at Monte Pomiciaro, granting you unforgettable views and photo opportunities over the Valle del Bove, the volcano’s most important valley. After your volcanic adventure, head back to Catania, where your tour will conclude.
Includes
  • Group size of 8 people or fewer
  • Roundtrip transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Light guided trek on Mount Etna
  • Guided visit to lava flow cave
  • Safety helmet and flashlight
  • Local guide
  • Sampling of some local Sicilian products
  • Summit visit or trek
  • Etna cable car
  • Lunch and water
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with high blood pressure
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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What to bring

  • Windbreaker
  • Snacks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Gloves
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Sandals or flip flops

Know before you go

  •  This activity does not include the volcano summit — it goes to a maximum height of 2100 meters
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1513 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
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Very experienced and knowledgeable guide. A tip for anyone who wants to leave the tour at the cable car, there is a public bus (at least on weekdays, maybe weekends too) that leaves to go back to Catania at around 4:30pm. Cost is €4 cash (no cards). The cable car itself is €30!

September 18, 2020

Loved! I stressed over how high up Etna I could get while still getting picked up at my hotel (the tours that go to the top generally require you to meet them closer to the site which was too far for me without a car). I worried this might not be high enough but it was, I felt like I saw everything and our guide Simon was super nice, super funny and really smart. Couldn't recommend this tour more.

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September 11, 2020

The excursion was great! Our guide Simone was very friendly. We were picked up from our Airbnb and this was very convenient. Simone was very knowledgeable about Mount Etna and have us great information about the volcano. I learned a lot during the excursion! 100% recommend this tour if you would like to see the Etna up close without going to the top. We saw many incredible craters from 2000m, I didn't feel the need for us to go any higher. There is also no "surprise" obligation to pay extra to go to the top, like I have seen some people describe in reviews of other Etna tours sold on GeyYourGuide. This tour is comprehensive + no hidden costs at all!

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July 17, 2020

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